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The Curo-Pi3 Conference - Professor Rik Tykwinski

Researcher Radio

26-09-2018 • 27 min

This week's guest is Professor Rik Tykwinski from the University of Alberta. Rik was recently a speaker at the University of Oxford's Curo-Pi3 conference. The third edition of the CURO-Pi conference was hosted by Professor Harry Anderson, and discussed the latest developments in the chemistry and physics of curved pi-conjugated molecules.

Join us to discover more about the CURO-Pi3 conference, its speakers and Rik's favourite posters. Rik also discusses what young academics and PhD's should do when attending these conferences. Plus, we also learn what academics get up to when they attend international conferences.

In today's episode, we discuss:

Rik's academic background. [01:10]

We are given an overview of the paper Rik presented at the Curo-Pi3 conference. [04:05]

Rik discusses the reception of his paper at Curo-Pi3. [07:15]

Rik explains his favourite presentations at Curo-Pi3. [09:15]

We learn about the importance of conferences and what PhD's should do when attending such events. [11:25]

Rik talks about the Curo-Pi3 poster session and how scientific conferences have evolved in the last few decades. [14:40]

We learn about what academics do when visiting another city during a conference. [19:25]

Rik talks about his acadmeic influencers. [13:17]

We are given insights into academic productivity, but is it always a good thing?. [13:17]

Finally, Rik gives PhD students and early career academics his advice for success. [13:17]

Find out more about Curo-Pi3 here!

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